After Warmbier’s death, U.S. weighs travel ban on North Korea

American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea on March 16, 2016. McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, said in a statement.His comment could signal he is ready to play hardball with the Chinese, or at last send a message to China that the United States feels they are not coming to the table with a strong hand due to their continued trade with North Korea. The university’s chancellor said the arrest was not connected to PUST and that Kim had been involved with other activities, including helping an orphanage. The North Korean government claimed he’d taken a political poster from the hotel where he stayed. The university’s co-founder said that Kim, who managed the school’s experimental farm at the college of agriculture and life sciences, was detained in May while traveling on a train from Pyongyang to China’s border town of Dandong. Almost all Americans who have gone to North Korea have left without incident.North Korean diplomats at the United Nations had urgently requested a face-to-face meeting with USA officials in NY. “I think this is an unfortunate thing”, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular news briefing.North Korean officials claimed Warmbier fell into a coma in March previous year due to botulism and a sleeping pill.”He should have been brought home a long time ago”, Trump said.Warmbier, she wrote, “learned that the shield his cis white male identity provides here in America is not teflon overseas”.Trump called the situation a “disgrace” and is now facing calls for the United States to respond to North Korea for its role in Warmbier’s death.President Trump offered his “deepest” condolences to the family and condemned the “brutality” of the North Korean regime Monday.According to King, North Korea probably “did not intend” to cause Warmbier’s death.His family did not give a cause of his death but said in a statement on Monday that the “awful torturous mistreatment” Warmbier endured while in custody meant “no other outcome was possible”.US college student Otto Warmbier died Monday, days after his release from North Korea.North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the scattershot workings of a madman, most of this fits the playbook of a small, proud country well used to stoking tensions to get concessions it would otherwise not receive from surrounding big powers. You can tell from the outpouring of emotion from the communities that he touched – Wyoming, Ohio and the University of Virginia to name just two – that the love for Otto went well beyond his immediate family. Mr Warmbier had suffered severe brain damage, and was medically evacuated from North Korea on 13 June to a hospital in his home city of Cincinnati, Ohio.Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, during a news conference in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 15, 2017.Schiff said a new law was important to show Congress’ unity on North Korea, arguing that financial measures through the Treasury Department might be more effective than a passport ban because it would deter travel companies ferrying Americans.